Rustic chest

Art. 8-1452-L

Length: 172 cm

Depth: 62 cm

Height: 58 cm

Simple chest dated to the mid-17th century of provincial or rustic provenance, as the absence of special decorative details suggests.


The two frontal, squared rhombuses are the only decorative elements we find, but their smooth, geometric shape confirms the humble origins of the first owner.

The chest, of Lombard origin, has a structure of solid walnut wood, while for the interior the bottom and back are made of solid chestnut wood.


During the restoration, the cornice and feet were added, elements that were completely nonexistent.

The added parts were worked in walnut wood.

A particular curiosity of the past to know about chests is their predominant function.

They were usually used for the storage of trousseaux and linens that necessarily had to remain insulated from rodents and insects.


For this to happen, the closure between the lid sash and the body sash underneath had to have an almost perfect seal between them.

Along the two sides are two iron handles.

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